Concerns and expectations about returning to work with low back pain: identifying themes from focus groups and semi-structured interviews.

@article{Shaw2005ConcernsAE,
  title={Concerns and expectations about returning to work with low back pain: identifying themes from focus groups and semi-structured interviews.},
  author={William T. Shaw and Yueng-hsiang Huang},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 21},
  pages={1269-81}
}
PURPOSE Studies of occupational low back pain (OLBP) have shown that return to work after injury is influenced by workers' concerns and expectations; however, these theoretical constructs have not been explored. The specific aim of this study was to identify themes related to self-efficacy and outcome expectancy for returning to work using qualitative research methods. METHOD Twenty-eight individuals who recently returned to work (< 6 months) after an onset of OLBP responded to a newspaper… CONTINUE READING
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